Milk & Juice Cartons Tetra Pak

Milk and juice cartons are made from a material called liquid paperboard (LPB), which is constructed from cardboard with layers of plastic, and in the case of long-life products, a thin layer of aluminium foil. Cardboard makes up the largest proportion of these materials - about 88% of Tetra Pak 1 litre fresh milk carton for example.

For more than 40 years LPB has been used to package a wide range of foods including milk, juices, cream, custard, detergents, sauces and soups.

Milk and Juice Cartons in the Devonport City Council area

Below is where you can recycle milk and juice cartons near you:

  1. Devonport City Council - Kerbside Recycling Collection
  2. Drop off Facility - Spreyton Waste Transfer Station

Drop off locations for Containers & Packaging

3 drop off businesses match on Containers & Packaging within approx 60km of Devonport TAS

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Burnie City Council Waste Managment and Resource Recovery Centre /business/12498 289 Mooreville Road Burnie, TAS, 7321 145.8766430 -41.0817940 Burnie TAS 7321 145.8766430 -41.0817940
Troll Shop /business/13602 Spreyton Waste Transfer Station Spreyton, TAS, 7310 146.3478211 -41.2122806 Spreyton TAS 7310 146.3478211 -41.2122806
Spreyton Waste Transfer Station /business/15991 Bay Drive (off Mersey Road) Spreyton, TAS, 7310 146.3835831 -41.2356948 Spreyton TAS 7310 146.3835831 -41.2356948
Burnie City Council Waste Managment and Resource Recovery Centre /business/12498 289 Mooreville Road Burnie, TAS, 7321 145.8766430 -41.0817940 Burnie TAS 7321 145.8766430 -41.0817940

Pick up locations for Containers & Packaging

3 pick up businesses match your query on Containers & Packaging

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... Tas May apply
eCycleCorp Pty Ltd Bulk quantities Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply

About Liquidpaperboard Recycling:

  • Over one billion milk and juice cartons are used each year in Australia
  • The lightweight nature of cartons means they require less energy to transport and refrigerate than other beverage packaging.
  • LPB is recycled back into paper products like cardboard boxes.
  • Most councils in Australia collect LPB for recycling.

Source: Sustainability Victoria

There are two types of cartons

Gable top cartons

Gable top cartons

  • Made from a layer of board sandwiched between two layers of very thin plastic.
  • Some gable top cartons used for packaging fruit juice have an additional layer of foil and a third layer of plastic. These extra layers improve the shelf life and retain flavours.

Aseptic bricks

Aseptic bricks

  • Aseptic bricks (UHT or long life packs) are a newer type of carton
  • They are made from five layers: three of plastic, one of foil and one of board.
  • The products in the cartons are sterilised before being packaged and, as the cartons fully seal the contents, they do not need to be refrigerated before opening. This results in savings in energy during storage and transport.